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airline traffic back on track. >>> toyota's troubles. decision day on a hefty fine imposed by the u.s. government. >>> and lady's night. carrie underwood makes history at the country music awards. ♪ >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, 2010. remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been >>> good morning. this morning airline travel in and to much of europe remains up in the air. some officials believe that ash from that volcanic cloud in iceland is subsiding, but meteorologists warn the cloud remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been stranded and pressure is growing to reopen european air space. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, both air travelers and airlines are very anxious for things to start moving again, but uk officials just announced that british air space will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning. most of european air space will be closed for business for at least one day. >> we really have an unprec
. >>> we're also going to have the new announcement from toyota about its suvs after this latest report of a possible rollover hazard in one of its most expensive lexuses, new in the next half hour. >> all of the freebies we talked about that you're going to get because you did your taxes today we have them listed on our website that's cnn.com/robin. >>> do you need a little help getting out the door on time? you might want to sign up for my free wake-up call, another free thing today. dial 1-800-robin-hln, tell me what time to call. it will be me on the line. >>> if you hate taxes there's no bigger day than today. the tea partiers have big plans all over the country, they're also naming the politicians they want out of office. >>> plus there's no car on the road like this one. how soon before you can buy it? - hello! - ha! why don't you try a home cooked meal... with yummy hamburger helper? oh! tada! fantastically tasty, huh? ummm, it's good. what would you guys like? hamburger helper. what?! one pound... one pan... one tasty meal! 's a youing ic lowi kn [ male announcer ] t1-25[ 4 tht
roll over. guess what? another toyota recall. i'm brian wilson, headquarter headquarte headquarter, live from the nation -- america's news headquarters, live from the nation's capital right now. across europe and around the world, air travel is grinding to a halt because of the icelandic volcano that continues to build smoke and ash thousands of feet in the air. the situation is even threatening to scuddle the president's plans to attend the funeral of polish president lech kaczynski. only 5,000 flights in the air over europe today. on a normal day, there would be almost five times that number. our own greg palkot is one of the thousands of stranded travelers. greg is stuck in dubai because his flight to europe was canceled like most of the other flights bound there. greg, what is the latest with travelers and flight schedules where with you are? >> hey, brian. we're stranded like tens of thousands of others around the world, thanks to the volcanic ash cloud across europe. we were traveling back from an assignment in yemen and hoping to transit today to london through this major ai
. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
they don't think any of the kids ingested the drugs. >>> and more trouble for toyota. the automaker is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans made between 1998 and 2010, this year. toyota says too much exposure to road salt may cause the cable holding the spare tire to fall, putting nearby vehicles in danger. toyota says it's working on the problem and advises owners to bring their siennas into dealers for an inspection. >>> well, they think they have found the piece of a meteor in wisconsin. scientists -- you see some video here -- but there was a fireball in the sky last week. now university of wisconsin add madison scientists say they believe they have found a fragment from a meteor. now, it lit up the sky earlier this week. i believe it was on wednesday. now a man has found a peanut-sized rock that he says hit the roof of his home. here's a look at some of the video once before. now, this is a big deal to amateur astronomers and scientists, a rare event to get ahold of possibly a piece of a meteor. you have people out there who market and collect these things, who sell and trade thes
very much. >>> and hits keep coming for toyota. a voluntary recall of minivans. the company says a spare tire may come loose and fall on to the road creating a dangerous situation for other drivers. this recall applies to all minivans bought between 1998 and 2010. if you own one of those vehicles bring it to a dealer for inspection. in the past few months, toyota has recalled over 8 million vehicles worldwide. >> the crew of the space shuttle had s heading home to earth closing it's hatches and undocking from the international space station. during the mission astronauts did three spacewalks including one to install a new ammonia tank. they are set to return to earth monday morning, depending on the weather. >> gregg: former new york congressman eric massa saying someone forged a $40,000 check to his chief of staff. federal campaign records now show that the check was written to joe lacalto before massa resigned suddenly last month. massa is saying that it was based on misrepresentations to campaign officials. he is among several staffers accusing the former congressman of sexual
. >> a bad grade for a luxury car. how toyota tonight is responding. >> live, in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition". >> hello again, i am jeff barnd. jennifer gilbert has tonight off. mayor suspends more than $1 million for a community action program. this half learning that some workers at the safe streets operation in west baltimore are now accused of using the program as a front for gang activity. monday, feds charged 13 people, investigators say two gang members worked for the non-profit group. and tonight we have reaction to the mayor's move. >> i know it will be hard on all of us. especially the outreach workers that love doing what they do. you know, that will affect the community that we serve. >> mayor stephanie rawlings-blake said the indictments raise many concerns about the program. >> a spike in home robberies has baltimore city police concerned at this hour. karen parks live at city police headquarters with more on the plan to fight back. karen? what is happening? >>well, jeff, police chief bealefield has beefed up patrols and prompt
love the air®. >>> back now with news that toyota has announced another recall, this one involving the 2003 sequoia suv. toyota wants to upgrade the stability control system on those models. the company says there has not been any accidents or injuries related to that particular system in this case. >>> there is important news tonight about alzheimer's. the seventh leading cause of death in this country, according to the alzheimer's association. finding a way to prevent the disease would be medicine's so-called holy grail. which is why today's news from the national institutes of health was so disappointing to so many people. our report on it tonight from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> daddy going to take you to school? >> reporter: jennifer beall is 38 years old. she saw two grandparents die of alzheimer's. then her father's memory began to fail as the disease struck him. >> my dad was diagnosed at 68. i have a 9-month-old and a 4-year-old. i hope i'm around to remember them. >> reporter: to try to ward off dementia, beall exercises a lot, eats a heart healthy d
. >>> making headlines in the 7:00 hour now, toyota says nears are working -- engineers are working to correct the stability problems on the lexus gx 460. the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on this truck. detroit immediately stopped selling the models in the u.s. and has not decided if it will conduct a recall yet. toyota said it does plan on testing the safety of all of the sport utility models again. >>> today president obama is expected to announce details of his long-term plans for nasa. instead of flying new rockets to the moon, the president wants to rely on private companies to fly into space over the next few years while developing a big new government rocket. it includes greater investment in innovation and more missions of. but several former astronauts, including neil armstrong do not approve. buzz aldrin, however, does approve of the president's new plan. >>> signs this morning of another big story in washington. they are getting ready for a big party down at freedom plaza. a tea party with a strong message for the government on this tax day. the nation's cap
. "consumer reports" issued a safety warning on toyota's 2010 lexus gs 460 suv because of an increased roll-over risk during a turn. the magazine says it uncovered the problem during routine tests and is urging car shoppers not to buy the gx 460 until this problem has been remedied. toyota owns lexus. it's the first time the magazine has issued a don't-buy recommendation on a toyota product. toyota says it will try to duplicate the "consumer reports" test to determine if appropriate steps need to be taken and that consumer safety and satisfaction remain their highest priority. so that's the lexus suv. the gx 460. >> more problems for toyota. >> bleeding over into lexus, which is the one place that the damage has been contained had never been smearing on lexus until now. it's terrible. >> andrew, by the way, you wrote an article today in "the times" talking about how the banks have actually paid back their money. correct? >> you know, it's absolutely right. i wanted to take a look at the idea that maybe these bailouts, in their own way, have worked, from a mathematical perspective. we're now
'll share. plus toyota recalling more cars because they're slowing down this time? we're not kidding. and mercedes-benz finds a very interesting place to park. how the car got there. that's coming up next. and happy birthday to uma thurman. it seems like words are missing in her first name. they aren't. it makes sense now. she's 40 today. she's tall, lanky. thanks to the new venture card from capital one, we get double miles with every purchase. so we earned a tropical vacation in half the time. we earn double miles every time we use our card. ( shouts ) double miles add up fast so we can bring the whole gang. ( grunting ) awesome! it's hard to beat double miles. everyone knows two is better than one. introducing the venture card from capital one... with double miles on every purchase every day. go to capitalone.com. ( gasps ) what's in your wallet? wait up! go to ♪ pitalone.com. [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something
. >> exactly. let's do a couple of headlines on a thursday. toyota says it's conducting safety tests on all s. u.v.'s after "consumer reports" issues a rare do not buy rating warning that the 2010 lexus could roll over. temporary has temporarily suspended sales of the s.u.v. and a recall is being considered. they are testing the s.u.v. and working to correct the stability problem. toyota is trying to avoid the criticism it faced earlier when it was accused of not acting quickly over the gas pedal and other problems. president obama isn't getting very far selling his financial reform bill to congressional republicans, at least. after a meeting to the white house on the topic, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the president was simply creating an ongoing bailout system. >> if you look at it carefully, it will lead to endless taxpayer bailout of wall street banks. that is clearly not the direction the american people would like for us to go. >> and house minority leader john behnor complained that if it was his goal, that isn't the way to do it. >> in a time when small businesses are
iyad allawi. toyota will pay the u.s. government a record fine of $16.4 million for safety violations. the transportation department accused the automaker of failing to report accelerator problems in a timely manner. toyota denied any wrongdoing, but said it wanted to avoid a "protracted dispute." also today, the company recalled the 2010 lexus gx 460 after "consumer reports" warned it's prone to rolling over. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the newshour. on wall street today, blue-chip stocks made up some of the ground they lost on friday. the dow jones industrial average gained 73 points to close at 11,092. but the nasdaq fell 1 point to close at 2480. the russian government served notice today that a freeze on u.s. adoptions will stay in force until a new agreement is in place. talks were to begin today, but the ash cloud over europe prevented the u.s. delegation from getting to moscow. the russians imposed a freeze last week after a tennessee woman sent her adopted son back to russia by himself. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the p
government told toyota today to pay more than $16 million, a record civil penalty for an automaker. transportation secretary ray lahood said toyota should have notified regulators much sooner about gas pedals that were sticking. the company has two weeks to accept or contest the fine. toyota is an underwriter of the newshour, for the record. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the program with a preview of what you'll find tonight on the newshour's web site. for now, back to jeff. >> brown: and still to come on the newshour, the i-pad and the future of computing; troubled times for silicon valley; and jews, arabs, and the holocaust. but first, the pope's response to the scandals that have rocked the catholic church. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: on a soggy sunday in rome, thousands of the faithful celebrated easter mass in st. peter's square. but amid the age old ritual came a break with tradition. cardinal anglo, dean of the college of cardinals irb issued a ringing tribute to pope benedict xvi lauding him as the unfailing rock of the c
50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ female announcer ] it's red lobster's festival of shrimp... a chance to get everyone together for a night where everyone gets just what they want. combine two or three favorites, from new creations like crab-stuffed shrimp and pecan-crusted shrimp to classics like decadent shrimp scampi. it's everything you want in a night out. starting at just $11.99, during the festival of
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. and another one of the high mileage traditional cars. like the toyota prius. the prius gets a lot of people to go into the toyota showrooms, but a lot by the camry or corolla. >> how much did he change the management.ç when he came in september, he ousted a company insider. and whitaker doesn't come from autos. he comes from telecom. so did he really change the culture? did he live up to his promise we want to eliminate the bureaucrats see -- burke se bureaucracy of s company. >> exactly. they didn't interact a lot with the rank-and-file workers. and whitakerç goes down to the cafeteria, the company headquarters, and mixes with average workers. he is not a car guy. he did very well at at&t. he understands the numbers. he gives executives assignments and says get it done or i'll move you out. he is not going to put up with failure. >> how much do you think the news today reflects, again, g.m., versus improved fortunes forç the u.s. auto industry as a whole? >> the good news is people are buying cars. the auto sales rate is going up substantially. two million units a year over last year
for having me. >> the hits keep coming for toyota. the company announcing a voluntary recall of 870,000 mini vans in the united states and also in canada. the company says the spare tire may come loose and fall onto the road, creating a dangerous situation for other drivers. the recall applies to all sienna mini vans bought between 1998 and 2010. it's a fairly long span there. if you own one of these vehicles, you have to bring it to a dealer for inspection. that's what they suggest. by the way, in the past few months, toyota recalled over 8 million vehicles world wide. >>> all right. now my favorite story of the day, new york city's oldest library cutting one of the nation's founding fathers a little bit of slack. if george washington were around today, he would owe over 220 years of late fees on two books that he borrowed. but the head of the new york society of libraries says they'll look the other way this time. they say. the books were due back november 1789, while president washington was still president. >> there is no excuse. >> in the ledger, it's signed out t says president. >> it'
's forecast looks better. >>> toyota is announcing another recall, it is a 2010 lexus gx460, which "consumer reports" said could roll over when you make a high speed turn. toyota insists the luxury suv is still save as long as you take the turn slowly. a software update will fix the problem. for more information about g to cnn.com/rob cnn.com/robin. >>> arizona has just passed one of the toughest immigration bills in the country. it still needs the governor's signature but it would basically require officers to check the documents of anyone that they suspect might be in the u.s. illegally. correspondent richard lui, the critics say that this is legal racial profiling. >> what they do is believe these critics do, it leaves it up to the officers to basically make the determination if one looks like they're an an illegal citizen. alejandra gomez is afraid all latinos will be a target of police harassment if the government signs this bill into law >> right now the way things are being targeted is that all latinos are undocumented and that's absolutely not true. i'm a citizen and i'm if i'm pulle
will connect you with the maryland attorney general's office. >>> there is more trouble for toyota tonight. the automaker is recalling 50,000 sacoya suvs. only the 2003 models are affected. toyota says there may be a problem with the electronic stability control system. it helps maintain tax when you turn. in some cases the stability control could activate at low speeds and prevent the suv from accelerating as quickly as you might expect. >>> metro trains are back up to speed after a day of delays. a track maintenance car delayed twice on the blue and yellow lines. it has regular tires and special wheels so it can run on the tracks. the first derailment caused some minor damage forcing trains to single track between reagan national and crystal city. it derailed a second time heading back to the rail yard. >>> to capitol hill and the fight for financial reform. republicans say they are finally ready to allow the legislation to be debated in the senate. earlier today the g.o.p. blocked a vote to bring the bill to the floor. but at the end of the day they said behind-the-scenes talks have gon
assured investors that an economic recovery is in place. >> reporter: toyota is recalling 50,000 sequoia suvs from the model year. they say they need to upgrade the electronic stablizing system. without the upgrade, the vehicle may slow down unintentionally. since october, toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles due to brake and acceleration issues. >>> a decline, the company says it will be adding its instant messaging services, icq to a russian service. they have been trying to reinvent itself since splitting with time warner last year. >>> 41 metro areas shows an annual drop in unemployment in march. the cities with the lowest rates of unemployment, include new orleans, oklahoma city, and washington, d.c. for more news, go to cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm farnoosh torabi. >>> if you need to talk out your troubles, you may want to listen to your dog, instead of your spouse. one-third of married women whoon pets say their animals are better listeners than their husband. 18% of married men actually feel the same way. researchers believe it's because pets provide uncondit
for toyota. it has stopped selling its lexus gs-460 s. u.v. in the united states. "consumer reports" had given it a don't buy rating because of a high rollover risk in certain circumstances. toyota says it has engineers working on the problem. the g.x. 460 is a low volume item for toyota. only 5400 have been sold. >> a no buy rating? >> pretty tough. >> looking live right now, space shuttle discovery. astronauts aboard the international space station and shuttle discovery making final preps now for the return to earth already on monday. seems like they just went up there. >> yeah. >> the crew wrapped up their final spacewalk after successfully attaching a new ammonia tank to the i.s.s. this is going to be a really important speech tomorrow, folks. the plan will use $6 billion in new funding over five years to create 2500 new jobs in florida with the ultimate goal of going to mars but there's still a lot of questions, guys, about exactly what will happen to the space shuttle. i think there's only three missions left. >> we have two questions, can you go to mars? number one, can you go
, new york city mayor michael bloomberg on the set of "morning joe." >>> and toyota accepts responsibility for the accelerator problems. plus, sports. we are going to be right back on "morning joe." [ whistling ] [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of bifocals for $149.99 at sears optical, with progressive lenses for just $25 more per pair. hurry in to sears optical today and don't miss a thing. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. >>> all right. a live shot from the top of the rock. looks like a nice day in new york. >> he is doing the same -- i've always been a frank ridge fan. no secret to my conservative brethren, but over the last year or two, there are times when he's extraordinarily insightful and there are times when he reads like a left-wing blogger. going back to see what the richmond post dispatch said in 1863 or whatever he did, it was -- it was just sort of m
. acceptpay. invoice digitally. get paid faster. only from american express open. if toyota gets credit for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> these are the stories that we are following at this hour. >> boston, if anyone knows how to throw a tea party, it is you. >> partying like it's 1773. sarah palin leading a new boston tea party. the kickoff to a series of tax day protests nationwide. >>> president obama trying to keep democrats united would pass a bill to keep wall street in line as republicans claim it just leads to a huge government slush fund. and the toughest antiimmigration law ever. one state passing a bill that advocates for illegal immigrants have said so far goes too far. >>> plus a looming shortage of doctors. could your primary care physician be an endangered species? good day. i'm peter alexander in new york. this breaking news is coming to us from south boston, massachusetts. these are the latest live pi
increased since then. just before toyota announced a huge recall. the associated press reported today the warning was contained in an internal e-mail by irv miller, a company vice president. he since has retired. in the e-mail miller said "we are not protecting our costumers by keeping this quiet." the automaker had no immediate response for the report. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the new england. the former chairman of the federal reserve-- alan greenspan -- today defended his actions during the run-up to the financial crisis. he appeared before a bipartisan commission, at a hearing focused on sub-prime mortgages. those loans went bad in droves and fueled the meltdown in 2008. the panel's chairman said it was the fed's fault. greenspan blamed mortgage lending giants fannie mae and freddie mac for pushing the risky loans. >> mr. chairman, why, in the face of all that, did you not act to contain abusive, deceptive subprime lending? why did you allow it to become such an infection in the marketplace? >> i think things were better than they would have been. were they enou
? neutrogena® cosmetics recommended most by dermatologists. >>> 9:26 on the east coast. toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine to the u.s. government. for hiding information about faulty gas pedals. the government says toyota knew about the pedal problems in september but did not issue a recall until january. >>> weather has forced nasa to scrap today's landing of the space shuttle "discovery." nasa says they'll make another go at it tomorrow morning in florida. if that doesn't work, they have enough supplies to sty in orbit till wednesday. >>> and five of the nation's biggest airlines say they will not charge fees for carry-on bags after spirit airlines announced plans to charge $45 for each carry-on bag. so american, delta, united, jetblue, and us airways have all told new york senator chuck schumer they will not institute the new fees on carry-on bags at least not for now. >> please, they're just going to hide the fee anyway. they can't charge for fees but suddenly the price of the ticket goes up. we shall see. president obama flies to california today to raise money for
an overnight session, with votes in the wee hours. toyota has added 50,000 sport utility vehicles to its list of recalls. the sequoias were sold in the u.s. during the early part of 2003. the automaker said the electronic stability control system could prevent the vehicle from accelerating at slow speeds. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the "newshour." in thailand today, a standoff between security forces and protesters known as "red shirts" erupted into new violence, on the outskirts of bangkok. we have a report from nick paton walsh of "independent television news." >> reporter: when the red shirts said they'd take their seven week old protest from bangkok's center, to across the town, it was pretty obvious they'd soon run into an army, here in number to contain them. and if they were looking for trouble, they soon found it. ( gunfire ) amid the traffic and the sticky heat of a highway, they took pot shots at each other. it's become a new way of talking in a long conflict that many worry could drift into civil war. the police pelted with anything from rocks to bottles. and prote
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someone for the new vacancy on the supreme court. >> toyota announced a new recall. the auto maker said it will check 600,000 siena minivans for corrosion in a cable. the affected minivans are sold in the u.s. from 1998 to 2010 model years. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the newshour. new information has surfaced on the destruction of cia videotapes that showed water- boarding. the 92 tapes involved terror suspect abu zubaydah. internal emails released last night said former cia director porter goss agreed with the 2005 decision to get rid of the tapes. they said the videos showed interrogators did not follow procedures authorized by the bush administration. the death toll from this week's earthquakes in western china climbed above 1,100 today. officials also said more than 400 villagers are still missing in the mountainous area near tibet. meanwhile, buddhist monks created a makeshift morgue next to a monastery in the shattered region. they chanted and prayed over the bodies of hundreds of victims. >> ( translated ): for us, the tibetan people, this is critically important
. >>> coming up. oh, what a feeling. toyota. really. the automaker last month beat expectations. how did they do that? >> what expectations? >> they were very low. classic lesson. lower expectations. >>> and up next , democrats and republicans locked in a battle over who's getting the biggest bounce with numbers. health care numbers. >>> move over, scott brown. there's another scott sneaking into your spotlight. >>> triangulation. 1990s era vintage washingtonspeak. the phrase was coined by dick morris during clinton's re-election campaign. >> it is now an obsession of the president. every time -- he never says the word but he always says, "some say you have to do this" and some say on the right. like yesterday with oil drilling. he loves to use triangulation but he would never admit he uses the word. washington do, not washington speak. >> okay. >> fair enough. >> we'll be right back. i didn't get that. [ bottle two ] can we even clean a leather shoe? what do you mean? what is a shooee? he's cleaning things that we don't even know what they are. [ male announcer ] effortlessly removes mo
to suffocate or strangle. and toyota announced it's resuming sales of the 2010 lexus g.x. 460, after halting them last week. it said a software fix is now available at dealers, to stabilize the vehicle in tight turns. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the "newshour." hundreds of mourners, from the president on down, paid final respects today to civil rights leader dorothy height. family, friends, political leaders and members of the general public attended the funeral at washington national cathedral. in his eulogy, president obama recalled height's 40 years as head of the national council of negro women. >> dorothy height was a drum major for justice. a drum major for equality. a drum major for freedom. a drum major for service. and the lesson she would want us to leave with today-- a lesson she lived out each and every day-- is that we can all be first in service. we can all be drum majors for a righteous cause. >> sreenivasan: dorothy height died last week at the age of 98. those are some of the day's main stories. i'll be back at the end of the program with a preview of what yo
years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ impact fishing markets in japan, marine legislation in the u.s., and food consumption in italy? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expe
cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ . >>> our series on the high cost of health care starts with medical fraud. with more than 10% of all medicare spending stollen. president obama says there will be a crackdown on health care reform. is that realistic? this afternoon, i went to boston to visit one of the best fraud investigators. his name is henry, a financial analysis who flagged the bernie madoff scam before anyone else. he warned regulators again and again and nothing was done about it until late and he wrote
traffic controllers were negligent. >>> in morning we have another car recall. involves 50,000 toyota see could i ya. it could prevent the suv from accelerating as quickly as the driver might expect. toyota will upgrade the software to fix the problem. no accidents or injuries are connected with this issue. >>> tiger woods tees off in the quail hollow championship in north carolina. it's the second tournament since the sex scandal and first time he'll play outside of the sheltered confines of the masters. still, he says he's happy to be playing golf again. >> when i had a lot of struggles internally for a while now, and that's one of the reasons why it wasn't that much fun. the game is now where it used to be. that's where it should be. it should be fun. >> tiger tees off at 7:40 this morning. he's committed to playing in the u.s. open in june. >>> 4:51. time for traffic and weather on the ones. >> what kind of day will we have? >> the thermometer will get whiplash. we'll hit the 70s this afternoon. a dramatic warm-up by mid to late morning. there's a live view from the city camera and th
the laws, and not trying to go after those who are not. >> toyota is expected to pay a fine for waiting four months to tell the government about defective gas pedals in its cars. the car company faced deadline of today of acceptor contest the fine of $16.4 million. on toyota knew about the sticking gas pedals in september but didn't issue a recall until january. >>> the number of mull tie racial americans is expected to go up with the 2010 census but experts say many people with one black parent and one white parent only identify themselves as black on the census. president obama is one of those people. he only checked the black on the census box despite having a white mother. they have no idea how many people who check black on the census are multi racial. but the decision to check one box or more is based on the history and pride. we want to know, should all multiracial people check two boxes if applied to them. you can go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think or get to us through facebook, send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45203, enter fo
in the east, here's a quick look at stories we're watching for, you the imprompt has ordered sales of toyota core olas be suspended in parts of brazil because of the risk of sudden acceleration, the government says suspension will remain in effect until toyota changes the floor mat on all core olas believed by some to be responsible for the problem. >>> dozens of people hurt when a carnival cruise ship takes a very sharp turn, the operator of the shirp, ecstasy, swerved to avoid a buoy adrift near the yucatan peninsula. two domestic carriers considering a possible merger, now, however, both airlines say that's off the table. >>> they were public enemies number one and two in the economic meltdown but when president obama called for strict new regulations on the financial sector today, fannie mae and freddie mac were all but absent from the discussion. so are they really getting a free pass, as we decide to crack down on all the fat cats? jim angle is live in washington. hey jim. >> reporter: hey. with lookso toe looks like they will, they are left out all together and plenty of critics are n
accelerators on toyotas. such is the scope of hope and change in president obama's universe. the editorial goes on to say, in his 2011 budget the president zeroed out nasa constellation project, the project of launch and landing vehicles that were to replace the aging space shuttle fleet to carry americans into space. this is not a cost-cutting move. the agency is budgeted to receive $19 billion next year. and mr. obama wants to throw an additional $6 billion at it over the next five years. the hitch is he wants to shift its mission toward climate research and airplane design. anxious to stay relevant, nasa agreed to research the cause of toyota's sudden acceleration problem. nasa administrator charles bolden said thursday that federal money is budgeted for fostering the growth of the space industry including the development of space taxis. but if the results of the president's stimulus are any indication, command economic policy is an inefficient generator of jobs. it goes on to say, as nasa's wings are clipped, our competitors soar. the u.s. space agency even had to sign a $340 million deal w
is pressing the u.s. military to conduct a full investigation. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >>> toyota is facing a record fine over safety problems. the government is proposing that the automaker be fined $16.4 million which is the largest amount allowed. toy is accused of hiding a dangerous defect, sticking gas pedals, that caused sudden acceleration and led to millions of recalls. the transportation department says toyota knew there was a safety problem in september but did not notify federal regulators about it until january. the company has two weeks to appeal the fine. >>> well, duke has won its fourth national college basketball championship. last night in the closing seconds, duke and butler fought for the lead and then as the clock ran down, butler's gordon hayward launched a buzzer beater that just missed. butler fans and the team is just stunned at the end of their cinderella run. duke says the win was the best championship game he has ever been in. >> i've been fortunate to be in eight national championship games and this was a classic. this wasest and the best one. >> the c
safety. >> reporter: and police are asking the commune toyota be saint as the -- patient as the investigation goes along. they have to work with state's attorneys office and the fbi to get to the bottom of this. as we get further into the investigation it's likely we'll learn the names of all of those involved that night. live in palmer park, maryland, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. >>> now to a wrongful conviction. in january donald gates was exonerated after spending more than 28 years in prison. his conviction for murder was based on faulty evidence by an fbi analyst. now the d.c. public defender service wants a investigation into the lab. a partial review was done in march and so far they have found 20 investigations and found the lab skim inners didn't pay - examiners didn't involve the lab. >>> a training memo meant to help police officers, and in the memo officers were told to ask if there was anything unusual about the suspect, for example, did they have large lips? the chief has apologized and the example on the document has been changed to facial scar o
. toyota plans to test the safety of all of its port utility models. there are warnings that the lexus gs 460 has roll overproblems. >>> a sheriff's deputy is taking his beef with bugger king to court. he is suing a franchise in washington state etch says a worker spit in his whopper. the deputy said he had an uneasy feeling about two of the workers. he checked that burger out. dna testing matched the saliva to one of the workers who did plead guilty to assault. the deputy is suing for $75,000. >> it is when we do stories like this that makes me not want to go out to eat places like that. >>> coming up next, metro is making an apology over something that some say encouraged racial profiling. >>> common allergy symptoms can show up in pets, not just people. how to help your four-legged friends find relief from their misery. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to
slept with his wife's sister. ( music playing ) if toyota gets credit for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> top stories we're following at this hour on msnbc, president obama's on route to florida where he's set to deliver a speech on the future of the nation's space program. france is joining england today in shutting down a number of airports because of an icelandic volcano. it has caused dangerous conditions in the skies. and new data shows a record number of people are losing their homes to foreclosure. the nation is now on track for more than a million home repossessions this year alone. >>> well, the senate is about to begin debate on sweeping changes to the nation's financial system. changes designed to prevent another meltdown. republicans are blasting the measure, claiming taxpayers will remain on the hook to help big banks when they run into financial trouble. >> this bailout fund does is it makes permanent too
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